Professor Demir named SPRINGER Series Editor of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Published on : 10-May-2013





Professor Demir has been assigned the SPRINGER-VERLAG Series Editor of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. SPRINGER-VERLAG is a major international scientific publisher and one of the most reputable publishing houses among the scientific community. Professor Demir is a Fellow of National Research Foundation of Singapore and Nanyang Associate Professor of NTU Singapore, working in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, and serves as the Founding Director of LUMINOUS! Center of Excellence for Semiconductor Lighting and Displays. Concurrently, he is affiliated with Bilkent University and UNAM – National Nanotechnology Research Center of Turkey. Demir earned his PhD (2004) and MSc (2000) degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, CA, and his BSc (1998) degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Bilkent University (one of the top ranking science and engineering schools in Turkey). His current research interests include the science and technology of semiconductor lighting; nanocrystal optoelectronics; excitonics and plasmonics for high-efficiency light generation and harvesting; and wireless in vivo sensing and smart implants for future healthcare. Demir published over 130 peer-reviewed research articles in major scientific journals and delivered over 150 invited seminars and lectures on the topics of nanophotonics, LED lighting, in vivo sensing, and nanoparticles research in industry and academia. Demir has contributed to commercialization and licensing of several new enabling technologies as well as establishing a successful nanotechnology based startup company and led to >20 patent applications, several of which have currently been used, owned or licensed by the industry. These scientific and entrepreneurship activities resulted in several important international and national awards including European Science Foundation European Young Investigator Award, European Union Marie Curie Fellowship Award, TUBITAK Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey Young Investigator TESVIK Award, and TUBA-GEBIP Distinguished Young Scientist Award. He has been selected The Outstanding Young Person in the World (TOYP Award) of Junior Chamber International (JCI) Federation of Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs Worldwide in the category of academic achievement and leadership. He is currently the PI of Singapore NRF Competitive Research Program on future lighting using excitonics.





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